Here is a roundup of all the latest Chelsea transfer news as the January transfer window draws ever closer.
Inter Milan will not consider bids of less than £100m for Chelsea target Milan Skriniar, according to recent reports.
Despite the incredible start to life under new boss Maurizio Sarri and his unbeaten start to the new season, it is not a secret that Maurizio Sarri is still keen to add a few faces to the squad in the coming transfer windows, with many believing we are a defender and striker away from bring serious Premier League title contenders.
David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger have started the season impressively, but both are so unreliable that it is quite scary, especially since they could cost us points at any moment during the season, and now we do not have Thibaut Courtois between the sticks, it could be a real problem.
And that has led to much speculation that Sarri is looking to bring in the likes of Skriniar, Toby Alderweireld, Alessio Romagnoli or Daniele Rugani in the next transfer window, with his defence the weakest area in the squad.
Skriniar has fast become one of the most dominant and imposing defenders in Serie A, with his ball-playing ability and leadership at the back more suited to the way Sarri likes to play the game.
However, if we seriously want to complete a deal for Skriniar in the coming windows, we will have to break the transfer record for a defender as Milan will not even open talks about a potential deal unless their £100 million valuation is met, according to the Sun website. (Click to read full article)
Hazard has been heavily tipped to pack his bags and sign for Real Madrid after the current season finishes, with reports suggesting he wants a fresh challenge and a better chance to win the Champions League and Ballon D’or.
And recent reports have claimed we are eying possible replacements for the Belgian, with the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Gareth Bale and Nabil Fekir all linked with a possible move to Stamford Bridge in deals that would be in excess of £100 million.
But there is also reports which have claimed he will look to Dortmund sensation Pulisic, as his immediate replacement, with the talented American tipped to become a global superstar after impressing on a number of occasions of the Bundesliga giants.
It has been claimed we will offer cash-plus Alvaro Morata in a bid to land the American if Hazard does in fact leave, as the Spanish striker has not fulfilled the potential many expected despite his recent run of form in the side.
Pulisic gets into extremely dangerous positions in the box and has a knack for the killer pass, and he is used to playing a high-tempo, fast-paced and attacking football that current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri employs, and which made him an attractive prospect to Roman Abramovic.
But it is not just his creativity, raw pace and drive to take players on that is one of his main featured, as his decision making in the final third and his ability to score goals is also an attractive proposition for Chelsea. (Click to read full article)
Chelsea transfer target Jadon Sancho says he is “happy” at Borussia Dortmund and is “not wasting thoughts” on a transfer away.
Sancho has become one of the most exciting English talents in recent history and already has five goals and eight assists to his name this season for the German side, after deciding to leave Manchester City in the summer transfer window in a bid to get some regular first team action under his belt.
And despite only recently making the move to Dortmund, there has been some speculation in the media which have claimed boss Maurizio Sarri is ready to delve into his transfer kitty and try to acquire the services of the young Englishman, as a possible long-term replacement for Eden Hazard, Willian or Pedro.
It is no secret that Hazard has dreams to play for Real Madrid and has pretty much confirmed he could leave at the end of the season, Willian is seemingly destined for a move to Barcelona, with latest reports suggesting they have already contacted the Brazilians agents to discuss a possible transfer deal, while Pedro is coming towards the back end of his playing career here at Stamford Bridge.
But despite all the interest and speculation surrounding his future already, the 18-year-old Sancho remains focused on Dortmund, telling the Sky Sports website: “I’m not wasting any thoughts on a change, I owe a lot to BVB and I have a lot in mind with this team.
“I’m happy here and did not sign for so long for nothing.” (Read full Article)
ESPN FC pundit Paul Mariner has backed Maurizio Sarri to make the right call about signing Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi for Chelsea.
Alvaro Morata has only recently found some form in a Blues shirt and has netted 5 times in his last six games, while former Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud has only found the net once this season, despite being a regular in the starting line-up.
And although Sarri has started the new season in fine form, those are not the kind of goal-scoring numbers that he wants from a striker at the club and is keen to bring in a forward that is able to score between 20-30 goals a season, something with Icardi is able to manage after netting 29 in Seria last season.
Icardi is one of the best strikers in world football and has regularly been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with the Argentine forward already scoring nine times for the Italians this season.
There has been some speculation that he could indeed leave the Italians over the next few transfer windows, after failing to agree new terms on a contract which has been in negotiations for the last six months.
And despite admitting he is happy at the Italian giants, Mariner has backed Sarri to make the right call on a potential deal for Icardi.
“We’ve banded on about Morata,” he said on the TMW website
“I think what Chelsea are doing is they are exploring their options. Can they get Icardi? Will they want to sell him? I wouldn’t want to sell him.
“So would it be a good move? I’m not quite sure. Sarri knows way better than I do whether he would fit into Chelsea and fit into the Premier League.
“He’s a goalscorer, he puts the ball in the back off the net for fun. So, I like Morata, I’ve been banging the drum for him. But I’m going to say that would be a good move for Chelsea.” (Click to read full article)